London: 11.24.20 VIRTUAL A Passport to Effective Foreign Worker Recruitment and Transfer: Understanding Canadian Immigration

Date and Time

Starts:11/24/2020 7:00 PM

Ends:11/24/2020 8:30 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1.5 Hour(s)



Member: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $30


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Relocating a foreign worker can seem increasingly overwhelming as you navigate the different requirements of the relevant jurisdiction. The inability to effectively relocate personnel when necessary can be fatal to an organization; further, the ability to enter and/or work in a jurisdiction can never be taken for granted or simply assumed to be the same as, or similar to, one's home jurisdiction. Canadian immigration law has undergone profound changes in recent years and continues to undergo yet further ongoing changes. There has been and continues to be an extensive impact on the ability of foreign workers to enter and work in, Canada. Navigating the maze of Canadian corporate immigration requirements can be overwhelming, and failure to correctly identify the issues, recognize the nuances of a particular case, or otherwise fail to properly consider the matters in question, can lead to the inability of a foreign worker to enter and/or work in Canada, and in turn, become a great cost to the corporate entity (ies) involved. 

This session will provide HR practitioners with what they need to know about ensuring that necessary foreign personnel can be hired or relocated to Canada for short or long term assignments. Benjamin will share many 'tricks of the trade' including new considerations as we navigate the challenges and impacts that COVID-19 will have on foreign worker recruitment and relocation. 

Learning objectives: - Providing an overview of the structure of the Canadian immigration systems, including LMIAs, LMIA exemptions & work permits and exemptions - Understanding important procedural issues in the Canadian Immigration system including Migration Office vs. Port of Entry Applications, Immigration Document Notation - Understanding compliance requirements, the issues involved, and how to address them Providing HR practitioners with relevant information on the inner workings of the Canadian Immigration System and tips and tricks on how to effectively recruit and relocate foreign workers into Canada.

Event Agenda:

7:00 pm: Chapter Chair Greeting and Speaker Introduction

7:05 pm: Speaker Presentation, Q&A

8:30 pm: Event Concludes

Registration will close November 23, 2020 at 8:00am.

** During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally divided between Indspire and Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey. **

Speaker bio(s)
Benjamin Kranc, Principal

Benjamin Kranc (pronounced ‘Krantz’) is principal of Kranc Associates, a Toronto immigration law firm. He is also a past Director of Emigra Group, a global corporate immigration service, as well as past President of Emigra Canada, its Canadian subsidiary. Mr. Kranc has a B.A. (Honours) in Computer Science from York University (1983), and a LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario (1986). He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1988 and certified as a specialist in immigration law by the Law Society of Upper in 1997. Mr. Kranc practices in all facets of Canadian immigration law, with an emphasis on corporate and business immigration issues. Mr. Kranc is active in the immigration field and is the author of ‘North American Relocation Law’ (Thomson Reuters), and other immigration titles, as well as a contributor to professional periodicals including The Law Times, Immigration and Citizenship Bulletin, and International Human Resources Update. He is a lecturer for the University of British Columbia Immigration Practitioner’s Program, and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association – Citizenship and Immigration Section. He has spoken about Canadian immigration law for various organizations including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Employee Relocation Council, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association